2 Local Men Burn Quran Despite Protest


SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. — Despite multiple pleas to reconsider, two local religious leaders held a private Quran burning in a Springfield backyard Saturday afternoon.The Rev. Bob Old and the Rev. Danny Allen both had different reasons for burning the Muslim holy book, but they said it had nothing to do with whether or not a mosque was built near ground zero.”It’s about faith, it’s about love, but you have to have the right book behind you. This is a book of hate, not a book of love,” said Old while holding up a Quran.The two men said they burned the books to defend the United States Constitution and the American people. It’s a move that has been denounced by Christian groups, politicians and even some of their family members.Three women who have loved ones fighting abroad stood outside of Old’s home holding up signs to protest the burnings.”Somebody’s got to stand up for the troops,” said Ashley Parsons.Parsons’ husband is fighting in Afghanistan. This is his fifth tour of duty. She said she thinks it is shameful someone would take the anniversary of a national tragedy and do something that both the president and military leaders have said could endanger troops fighting abroad.”I was livid,” Parsons said. ” I was very angry. I was very angry, and I’m scared. I’m scared for my husband. I’m scared for my friends and everybody who protects us.”


5 thoughts on “2 Local Men Burn Quran Despite Protest

  1. I did this for my husband’s safety, I worry about him and the other soldiers

    • While I am not a fan of burning books, I am also don’t give into terrorist demands. If you check the meaning of Islam, it means to submit. To me that is not a religion of peace and as I have stated before, Islam is not a religion, it is a cult. If we give into their demands once, they will expect it again and again.

    • I understand and worry about the safety of all our men and women in uniform. This is war and politics should stay out and let the experts do what they have been trained to do.

  2. The Muslims for centuries have destroyed Christian churches and Jewish synagogues and still do, touch a Muslim mosque and they go ballistic. Palestinians have routinely burned Bibles, American Flags, and presidents in effigy. Islamic country’s don’t allow Christian churches to be built our repaired. Christians are killed all through the Islamic world as well as other religions adherents. Where is their tolerance when they expect it from us? The Islamic faith is barbaric, intolerant and inherently evil period.

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